Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Trapped (elevator footage)

Read a fascinating article today called "Up And Then Down" which is a great discussion of elevators in New York. The highlight is Nicholas White’s ordeal of being trapped in an elevator for 41 hours after he left his office at Business Week to go downstairs for a cigarette. The article is accompanied by an extraordinary time-lapse video of White in the elevator, pacing and sleeping and rummaging like a hamster on an endless wheel.

Situations like this are why I almost always carry my Leatherman Skeletool and an LED flashlight. Not sure if a cellphone would have worked (mine never gets any signal in the elevators at work) but I usually have that clipped onto me, too.

My motto: Always have a backup plan.

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